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the debate, your reaction. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> defense secretary leon panetta today said it was obvious the killing of four americans at a u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist attack. he also said more attacks on american soldiers by afghan soldiers are likely. the remarks came this afternoon with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> since the general dempsey just returned from the war front, we thought it would be worth making some comments on afghanistan -- since the general did see just returned from the war front -- since general dempsey just returned from the war front. i will invite general dempsey to share his comments as well. last week, we completed the drawdown of 33,000 surge forces that the president ordered to afghanistan in december 2009. as i said in announcing this milestone last week, it is clear that the surge allowed us to turn a very important corner in 2011. it accomplished the primary objectives of reversing the taliban's momentum on the battlefield and dramatically increased the size and capability of th
is -- who answer the answer and where do we find it? but i see things -- i've been with the defense department for 35 years. everything is sigh saturday silent. i'm hoping you will do something about that in the educational system. starting with -- [inaudible] >> yeah. a lot there. both -- a couple of things. ultimately the question is what do we value? what skills are we trying to teach? .. >> it is clearly not the norm. it is clearly more the exception. i always get asked, what's the appropriate federal role. i think about that every day, what's our role, the state role, the local role. one of the best uses of time and resources, i think, is for us to shine a spotlight on best practices to help with more resources, with more flexibility, whatever it might be. so wherever we're seeing those skill sets being taught, shining a spotlight, convening groups of teachers and principals to talk about those things, we think, are really, really important. so we can help to try and build that culture. long way to go. the other thing that's emerging that i'm really interested in that's related
on fishing rights. japan's defense minister has played host to his counterpart from australia even as heeals with the crisis in the east china sea. morimoto and steven smith agreed on the need to tight maritime security and cooperate with their u.s. allies. >> we were able to come up with a constructive aim in building up japan, australia relations toward defense cooperation. >> morimoto said japanese authorities have been struggling to respond to chinese and taiwanese vessels approaching the territory. he said he and his colleagues are seeking twice maintain stable ties. smith said australian officials hope for a peaceful and legal solution. >> australia's contribution in this area is to make the following points, which is we don't take sides in these disputes but absolutely essential that these matters resolved am mick cabbly, in accordance with international law and the law of the sea. >> smith promised australian diplomats would urge china to be a positive constructive member of the international community. >>> china brought its first aircraft carrier into service amid tensions with japa
interested in foreign policy and even issues like the defense budget? and that's why issues like that and the onces we don't know about that make me wary of all these straight line projections we're make in the future based on what things look like right now. >> anyone want to address the point? >> which point? >> the point about . >> pick on any of the points. i meant the point about iran and the likely hood we would enter in to military action there regardless of who wins. [inaudible] >> question from the audience? >> yes, sir. front row. >> microphone approaching you from the left. governor romney said he wants to create 12 million jobs during his term, that's 250,000 jobs a month. in the past, the u.s. has always been an exporter. and that was what created jobs. how do you see his promise of creating 12 million jobs in four years? >> unlikely. [laughter] >> okay. that's one view. anybody want to elaborate on that? >> look, i think we are in a completely different, you know, job market. we're about -- a few weeks during the convention which is bill clinton lineback in 1990 if
their constituents? for example, for the deparartment of defense, we provide the trainingng for the procurement system of the departmement of defense uses to procureny kind product they need. ether somebody in the dertment defense is ordering a pencil or an armored tank, ty need to make sure e they use thehe procement system inlacece and we provide the traraining so employees within dod know how to use t the systetem. just one exaxample. >> what do you know thatatod does not augur know ---- already know better in tererms o of buying a tank? >> we know thehe processes ohow to convey the educaonal formatioion so peoplknow how to do it. our companyoces on implementing the right process so people have access to t riright information and education anand they canake informed decisions anand be better at their jobs. >> one othe things he stressed that the conference i attenended was constantly adapting to the markets. the trick k for that, whether y you are a business owner are trying toto remain viable in the workace, is no getting to the party when it is halfway over. how do you look at where the ma
, talking to a group at the men legion post today. he told them about the potential effect of defense cuts in the looming sequestration saying it could result in the loss of 136,000 jobs here in virginia but it would profoundly affect military readiness and america's security. >> troubled and dangerous world we live in. the idea of cutting our military commit my by a trillion is unthinkable. and devastating. when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >>reporter: mitt romney said he does not know how president obama could stand by and let that all happen. >>shepard: the 39 is in virginia, as well. they us about that event. >>reporter: he was in virginia beach, another big military community with a lot of pilots accusing governor romney of giving a huge tax cut to the rich and raising taxes on the middle class. governor romney said he would not do that but would work to close a lot of the loopholes and deductions for wealthy americans. president obama took a a new tat today, wrapping himself in the flag asking voters for give
and crony in damascus. >> sreenivasan: in washington, defense secretary leon panetta confirmed the u.s. has intelligence that shows the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons to better secure them. he also said the major stockpiles at main sites are believed to be secure. in august, president obama threatened u.s. action if syria moves or uses its chemical weapons. meanwhile, in syria, the battle for control of the northern city of aleppo intensified as rebels made their broadest push yet to drive assad's forces out. heavy clashes were reported with government troops firing tank and mortar shells, while rebels fought back with heavy machine guns, mortars and rocket- propelled grenades. it was the heaviest fighting the city has seen in two months. in iraq, some 80 inmates, including al qaeda militants, escaped from a prison. the jailbreak happened overnight in tikrit after several convicts seized weapons from a prison storeroom. they clashed with security guards for hours before overpowering them and breaking free. a dozen people were killed, including ten guards. iraqi officia
military state. no surprise mitt romney would come to this crowd of veterans here to talk about defense issues. he talked a whole lot about president obama and the deal that was made with congress for sequestration cuts that would impact the defense department greatly. mitt romney said, if he were elected president, he would reverse those cuts. at a certain point during this speech, he talked about how he would actually add personnel to the united states military, not cut personnel. of course, that's going to raise the question where did that money come from? the romney campaign says all that is paid for. but you also heard mitt romney talk about the gd pfrnlts report that came out today that showed in the second quarter of this year, the nation's gdp was revised downward from 1.7% to 1.3%. mitt romney tried to link that issue to national defense. at one point saying in the his remarks here that china's economy is growing faster than the united states. russia's economy is growing faster than the united states and that a weak economy means weak national security. it's no surprise he tail
in the department of defense for managing the supply chain and then all of a sudden decide that you are going to apply that single solution to everything the department of defense by is. we wouldn't people to buy anything if that were the case. >> the only thing i would add is the trusten suppliers of objects but also as melissa referred to in her talk those that support those things the trust that might install or maintain them as well. >> i think we are talking about multiple definitions of a trusted supplier to the if you look at it from the business point of view, many of the supply years have to go through a set of requirements that means whatever those security brandt integrity of the overall company whether it's a background investigation the companies have to go through to supply to other companies to meeting all of the legal requirements, for example the corruption act for mean osha standards and i'm just citing the ones in the united states they have to meet the requirements of many different countries laws, and sometimes it is difficult to become a supplier to a high brand-name a a
from our defense secretary panetta. western intelligence officials say the syrian government has one of the world's largest supplies of chemical and biological weapons. syrian officials have threatened to use them in the event of a foreign attack. today the defense secretary said there is evidence the regime has shuffled their stockpiles. >> there has been some intelligence with regard to some of the sites that there has been some movement in order for the syrians to better secure the chemicals. while there has been some limited moment, again, the major sites still remain in place, still remain secure. >>shepard: you may recall president obama warned the syrian government not to move their chemical weapons. listen. >> we cannot have a situation where chemical or biological weapons are falling into the hands of the wrong people. we have been very clear to the assad regime and also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we see a budge chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >>shepard: a red line for us is if we see a bunch of chemical weapons being moved ar
. >> reporter: defense attorney bernard grossberg. what about some of the folks who do have rap sheet, who do have a history of criminal records, what about the idea of them walking the street here in massachusetts? >> well, we don't like some of these guys getting released. that's what the law requires. and we will do it because we're the commonwealth of massachusetts, and we try to do the right thing. >> reporter: grossberg says what happened in massachusetts should prompt other states to examine their own labs. >> i think in our system, our criminal justice system, there is nothing worse than an unfair, unconstitutional conviction. >> reporter: in dookhan is convicted, she could face more than 20 years in prison. elaine quijano, cbs news, boston. >> reid: a new report says drug ask alcohol abuse is on the rise among amtrak employees. among other findings the report says mechanics and signal operators tested positive at four time the rate of employees at other railroads last year. amtrak management said it will step up random drug testing. a washed out in drought-ridden west texas. rain con
of the joint chiefs of staff and the defense secretary finally statedding the obvious. >> it was a terrorist attack. as we determined details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear there were terrorists who planned that attack. that's when i came to that conclusion. >> day after or was -- >> took a while to really get some of the feedback from what exactly happened at that location. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western, correction, eastern libya, were seeking to coalesce but there wasn't anything specific. bill: well, peter doocy is live in washington drilling down on the specifics. peter, if the administration knew it was terrorist attack in 24 hours, why did they not just say that? >> reporter: we heard from administration officials there is ongoing investigation and more details will come out after it wraps up. we learned yesterday not one fbi agent has stepped foot in fwauz gauze in the 17 days since the attack because things are too dangerous. u.s. officials internally labeled the deadly raid on t
the real refs back. in baltimore, talking about getting ready, defensive players have taken advantage of replacement refs that didn't know what was going on. they were mugging, and one raider who is going to miss the replacement. >> i like the replacement refs. [ laughter ] >> obviously green bay is not excited about them but still there for them. >> michael huff is going to miss putting guys in head locks. they handed fines and bill belichick fined $50,000 after loss to ravens. and one fined for helmet to helmet heat against hayward bey. he was taken to the hospital. concussion and neck injury. he was released on monday and expected to make a full recovery. how about the radar defense. had he raider defense. raiders face peyton manning and denver broncos on sunday. >> he is peyton manning a hall of fame quarterback. there is absolutely no way we're going in any way say he is not the same quarterback he's been. i watched the tape. he is still an outstanding quarterback. she operating in that offense and i don't see much of a drop-off. >> back-to-back road games, niners are staying in
weapons for security reasons. defense secretary leon panetta characterized itsimited movement and bieved the stockpiles were secured by the syrian military. now, panetta says the sites are being monitored b the united states and other countries. he says they're keeping a close eye on th situation. earlier today barbara star questioned the defense secretary about the development, and she's h- just a few monts. >> there's gr ap in d.c. that's figured out a way to send u. dollars rebels, and the government, well, the u.s. government is nott happy about this. brian todd has the story. >>orter:unned at the beginning,syrian's rebels have gradually gained strength, taking the figh me directly to bashar al assad's regime and scoring ies have started om thicomputer in shington? herehat's where you can a hey conduct - whe thave a stronghold. >> brian heads the u.s.-based arm of gro, a nogoveal grodedicated to help rebels. >> why did you want to do this >> wel,ou know, i have a, and he's 18 mo old, d i think that -- i sawy images of what w goi on there. 2-year-olds that are, you know, white, pale,
this is all policy. the president could be on the defensive talking about jobs, talking about debt. what they are looking at is sort of, sometimes, you know, a good defense is the best offense. so they want to go after mitt romney on these very same issues. they say that when you look at mitt romney's plan, even though he doesn't have a record as president, the math just doesn't add up. listen to stefanie cutter. >> he will will say he is going to cut the deficit, please. he wants $2 trillion in new defense spending that the pentagon didn't ask for. a 5 trillion-dollar tax cut wealthy that he won't say how he will pay for. >> i spoke to two different officials with the president, he said he was very calm, very cool, getting downtown in his hotel right now. remarkable to be calm this calm right now knowing so much is on the line, shep. >> shepard: a lot in deed. ed henry live in denver. let's bring in chris wallace. have you spoken to both camps today, what did you learn? >> i have been working the phones trying to get a preview and the most interesting thing i learned is that the romney
moved chemical weapons for security reasons. defense secretary leon panetta characterized it as limited movement and believed the stockpiles were secured by the syrian military. now, panetta says the sites are being monitored by the united states and other countries. he says they're keeping a close eye on the situation. earlier today barbara star questioned the defense secretary about the development, and she's going to be joining in just a few moments. >> there's a group in d.c. that's figured out a way to send u.s. dollars to the rebels, and the government, well, the u.s. government is nott happy about this. brian todd has the story. >> reporter: outgunned at the beginning, syrian's rebels have gradually gained strength, taking the fight more directly to bashar al assad's regime and scoring victories. could some of the victories have started from this computer in washington? >> that's where you can actually identify where they conduct -- where they have a stronghold. >> brian heads the u.s.-based arm of the syrian support group, a nongovernmental group dedicated to helping the syrian
, and reintegrate the revolutionaries in the defense and interior ministries, as well as other state institutions. before the first time since independence, we have political parties in the political arena there is freedom of expression in the press. there is unconditional freedom to demonstrate, the freedom of association, freedom to set up several institutions, unions as well as political and social, intellectual organizations without any limitations. this has led to a free dialogue and participation by all peoples in all parts of the world. mr. president, the time of the previous regime for more than four decades saw fragrant -- flagrant violations of human rights, torture, detention without trial, expeditionary killing, humiliation of citizens, mistreatment. the when the revolution erupted on 17 february through peaceful demonstrations, the previous regime faced them down with bullets and oppression in a grave violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law. hence the human rights council suspended libya's membership in said council. and set up an international fact-finding c
panetta will be joined by canadian minister of national defense, peter mackay. they have a press conference scheduled at the pentagon. that will begin in just a minute. it is friday, so that means tomorrow is when book tv on c- span 2 begins at 8:00 a.m., an american history tv on the c- span 3 begins at 8:00 a.m.. so, if you need any information about what is on c-span this week, reminder, both the wisconsin and nebraska debates will be live on c-span today. nebraska is at noon. wisconsin is at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. as you can see, this is about to start. we are bringing you live coverage. have a great weekend. >> we are live here at the pentagon this morning for a briefing with secretary of defense, leon panetta and canadian minister of national defense, peter mackay. leon panetta news yesterday as he acknowledged that terrorists had planned and carried out the attack on united states consulate in benghazi earlier this month and killed four americans, including chris stevens. we could get more on that today. also going on on our companion network c-span 2 right now, on land s
getting squeeze. let's go forward to january 1. that's when defense department cuts are supposed to take place. 60 days in advance that november 2, warning notices are supposed to go out from contractors to their employees saying here comes some layoffs. the administration does not want layoff warnings going off right before the election. so they said to people like lockheed martin. you don't need to send these layoff warnings out. they say they are hypothetical. lockheed martin says it is the law. we must send the out the notices. the administration says if you don't send out the warnings, then we'll indem anyify you, we'll cover lawsuits that might result if there are layoffs. so the taxpayer is on the hook for not sending out these warning notices. it's pure politics. martha: it's unbelievable, frankly. either we are going to have these defense cut layoffs as a result of sequestration because nobody in washington seems to be able to come together on a budget deal. don't they have to face the ramifications of that and say we are going to have these defense cuts and that means we have t
is the dis trust over nato's defense shield. earlier this month the u.s. agency of the international development to lead russia. i'm pleased to have sergey lavrov back at this table, welcome. >> thank you very much, nice to be back. >> rose: u.s.-russia relations. >> yes, i believe we agree that these relations should be promoted. when president obama came to the whitehouse, he and his team assessed the relationship between moscow and washington and suggested what they call the reset of those relations which we supported. and i believe that since then, we have been having understanding between us, between moscow and russia, that the really mutually beneficial partnership in the interest of the russian and american people in the interest of international relations given the importance of the two countries can be based on equal, mutually respectful, mually beneficial relatiohip. and on that route, we achieved quite a lot. i would be incomplete if i don't mention that there are problems, of course. you mentioned one of them, missile defense. we think this is a very critical issue in th
that was overturned by the 9th circuit. other cases include the defense of marriage act that the obama administration won't defend. also if nigerians may sue shell oil for alleged human rights and bosses and if the university of texas based a denial of admission on a whitable cant's race. >>> starting tomorrow bring your own bag or an extra dime. the check out bag ordinance goes into effect on monday. stores must give up plastic and offer paper. customers will have to pay ten cents a bag if they forget to bring their own. restaurants and bakeries are excement exempt until next year. >> a 28-year-old faces murder charges in the death of michelle lei. she went to high school with her and later prosecutors say she grew jealous of the girl blaming her for her failed relationship with a former boyfriend. michelle vanished from a nursing class. her body was found moss months later. >> closing arguments companied to start tomorrow in the trial of a former crime lab tech accused of stealing cocaine from work. debthe san francisco da dismissed hundreds of criminal case that were based unnested from that la
. >>shepard: you listen carefully to their message and it sounds like the folks lean on defense and foreign policy and they have been going after the president and his team regarding the attack at the embassy. >>guest: absolutely. if you look at the new "washington post" poll, obama is leading on almost every issue. romney only leads on handling the deficit but the two are split on the economy. obama is leading on medicare, health care. people find his international policies doing a little bit better, as well. the romney campaign is trying to cut into the margins and what has been obama's strength, to bring that down ahead of the debate on wednesday which will focus on domestic policy which is interesting that romney is going after foreign policy this week. >>shepard: i found it interesting, as well, but based on what has happened the last couple of weeks, i guess governor romney and his team think we have an opportunity here, why not seize it? >>guest: absolutely. we saw the op-ed today from romney. that's a point of weakness for obama at this point. so the romney campaign will go after th
to make the case that the best defense is a better economy. >> in battle ground virginia both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery. romney slammed the president for the defense cuts coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> the president once again blasted romney's hidden camera comments on the 47% of americans he dubbed victims of government dependence. >> i don't think we can get very far with heed lookers who write-off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. >> 47% people of the people -- >> the obama campaign turned romney's remarks into a devastating new ad playing the words under the faces of families and veterans. >> and they will vote for this president no matter what. so my job is not worry about those people. they should take personal responsib
. but first from fox this friday night, chemical weapons on the move in syria. defense secretary leon panetta now confirms new intelligence now shows movement at some of that country's suspected chem al weapons sites. troublesome because syria's leader bashar assad has repeatedly proved he is willing to murder innocent civilians. and activists say 30,000 people have died during the uprising over the last year and a half. but secretary panetta says in this case, it looks as if the syrians are just shifting the chemical weapons to better secure them. and he does not note any evidence that the regime is preparing to actually deploy those weapons. >> while there has been some limited movement, again, the major sites still remain in place. still remain secure. >> we hope he is right. last month, president obama said his administration made clear to the syrian regime that if we start seeing a government moving around, quote: a whole bunch of weapons that would be a red line. so far there is no word from the white house about whether this latest movement means syria has crossed that red line. but t
. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> flashpoint libya, the white house on the defensive after reports of both security and intelligence nurse in benghazi before that terror attack. >> standing up, sitting down. >> which ever one you like. >> there you go. >> do whatever they tell us. >> the white house line is you heard the president say, osama bin laden is dead, al qaeda is done, everything is fine in the middle east. this, obviously, contradicts -- ther series of events contradicts that campaign slogan. so, the fact is, that this was clearly an act of terror committed by people who were pretty well trained jihadists. >> more carnage in afghanistan. the taliban take responsibility for a suicide attack that killed 14 today including three americans. we are deployed in the hot spots today with lester holt live in afghanistan and ann curry on the syrian border. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington, days away from thes first presidential debate in denver where mitt romney and barack obama will be trying to reach a shrinking pool of undecided voters. joining me for
's why we are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz attacks. piracy, this is the reasons why we conduct counterpiracy operation. so across the board we have taken on responsibility for new missions but, again, with the core task to protect our citizens against any threat. >> rose: how much of that is borne by the united states, both in terms of budget and in terms of resources? >> a lot, of course. the united states is the biggest ally accounting for around 80% of the overall defense expenditure in our alliance. so it really is a huge contribution. but politically i think it's of jut most importance also for a superpower like the united states to have allies in europe, like-minded democracies. i find it of utmost importance that democracies in europe and north america stand together shoulder to shoulder to defend our common values. >> rose: when you talk about missile defense, against missiles coming from where? >> well, actually, our missile defense system is not directed against any specific country but it aims at protecting our populations
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